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Segundo día de reunión de la comisión Camino hacia Adelante mejora recomendaciones

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 14:04

January 19, 2018

La comisión Camino hacia Adelante de la Iglesia Presbiteriana (EE.UU.) se reunió hoy por segunda vez para refinar su informe a la 223a Asamblea General (2018) que se llevara a cabo en St. Louis este verano. Esta comisión, formada por la 222a Asamblea General (2016) en Portland, se le encargo «estudiar e identificar una visión de la estructura y función de las agencias de la Asamblea General del IPC (EE.UU.)».

웨이 포워드 전권위원회 모임의 두 번째 날, 추천 개선안을 가져오다

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 13:57

January 19, 2018

미국장로교의 앞으로 나아갈 길 전권위원회 (The Way Forward Commission)는 오늘 올 여름 세인트 루이스에서 열리는 제223차 총회(2018) 회의 보고서를 수정하기 위해 3일간의 회의 중 두 번째 날로 만났다. 포틀랜드에서 열린 222차 총회(2016)에 의해 형성된 전권위원회는 "미국장로교 총회 기관의 구조와 기능에 대한 비전을 밝히고 식별하라"는 임무를 부여 받았다.

Presbyterian clergy and leaders fast to protest Wendy’s restaurant chain

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 12:33

January 19, 2018

Fasting clergy and staff from the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) joined with congregation and community members for a vigil at a Wendy’s restaurant in Louisville on Thursday. The witness was one of nearly five dozen taking place at Wendy’s restaurants across the U.S. on the National Day of Fasting and Witness. As many as 160 clergy and faith leaders took part in the fast.

Second day of Way Forward Commission meeting brings recommendation refinements

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 17:57

January 18, 2018

The Way Forward Commission of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) met today for day two of a three-day meeting to refine its report to the 223rd General Assembly (2018) meeting in St. Louis this summer.

Presbytery of East Virginia to discuss racial justice at upcoming meeting

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 11:49

January 18, 2018

The Presbytery of East Virginia hopes to generate conversation around the issue of racism at its upcoming meeting this month. The Racial Dialogue Team of the presbytery’s Peacemaking Committee is inviting local churches and interested parties to the presbytery meeting on Saturday, January 27, at Providence Presbyterian Church in Virginia Beach.

Presbyterian Mission Agency to host dialogue on Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions movement

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 06:05

January 18, 2018

The Presbyterian Mission Agency is hosting a dialogue next week on the Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) movement. The meeting is in response to a request from the 222nd General Assembly (2016) of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) that “the Presbyterian Mission Agency facilitate dialogue events, which would include the authors of the 2005 civil society call and interfaith partners who are opposed to the BDS movement and any interested Presbyterians.”

PC(USA) Way Forward Commission begins meeting to craft final report

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 19:26

January 17, 2018

The Way Forward Commission of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) began a three-day meeting today with the goal of formalizing its report to the 223rd General Assembly (2018) meeting in St. Louis this summer.

Remembering the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 14:11

January 17, 2018

Today’s worship service at the chapel at the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) offices was not your typical service. Following the call to worship, participants joined in a rousing prayer for justice that included excerpts from the Confession of Belhar in a rhythm from Ghana, West Africa. The prayer was led by Alonzo Johnson, director of Self Development of People, and his African drum.

‘Gravitating toward an ethos of possibility and hope’

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 13:00

January 17, 2018

To be relevant in the 21st century, the church must read scripture differently — to determine who is left out of the biblical texts and reach out to those people, the Rev. J. Herbert Nelson, II told Seattle Presbytery Tuesday night in a thunderous sermon that electrified a full house at Mercer Island Presbyterian Church.

Flor Vélez Díaz es nombrada Gerente de Proceso Judicial para la IP (EE. UU.)

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 12:32

Abogada puertorriqueña actualmente sirve en la PJC de la Asamblea General

January 17, 2018

Oficina de Comunicaciones de la Asamblea General

por Jerry Van Marter

LOUISVILLE

Flor N. Vélez Díaz, presbiteriana de toda la vida procedente de Mayagüez, ha sido nombrada gerente del proceso judicial en la Oficina de la Asamblea General (OGA). Ella comienza su nueva labor el 29 de enero.

Vélez Díaz tiene un bachiller en microbiología industrial (2003) y una licenciatura en derecho de la Universidad Interamericana en Hato Rey, Puerto Rico (2006). Ella, desde su admision en el Colegio de Abogados en el 2006, trabajó tanto en la práctica privada, como en el Senado de Puerto Rico y en el Departamento de Justicia.

플로 벨레즈 디아즈Flor Vélez-Díaz는 미국장로교회 사법 절차 관리자로 임명 됨

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 12:20

푸에르토 리코 태생으로서 현재 총회 PJC에서 근무하는 변호사

January 17, 2018

총회 사무국 통신부

제리 반 마터 Jerry Van Marter

루이빌

푸에르토 리코 출생으로 평생 장로교인인 플로 벨레즈 디아즈Flor N. Vélez-Díaz는 총회 사무국(OGA)에서 사법 절차 관리자로 임명되었다. 그녀는 1월 29일부터 새로운 일을 시작한다.

Vélez-Díaz는 푸에르토 리코의 Hato Rey InterAmerican 대학교에서 Industrial Microbiology 학사(2003), 법학 석사  (2006) 등의 학위를 취득했다. 그녀는 2006년 변호사 자격증을 획득한 이래로 푸에르토 리코 상원과 법무부 뿐만 아니라 사설 관행에서도 일했다.

그녀는 현재 불법 행위, 교도소 불법 행위, 건강법 및 의료 과실에 종사하는 변호사, 불법 행위 및 의료 과실 소송과로 푸에르토 리코 법무부의 변호사 I로 일하고 있다. Vélez-Díaz는 중재 및 대체 분쟁 해결 뿐만 아니라 민사 및 ...

Flor Vélez-Díaz named Manager of Judicial Process for PC(USA)

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 11:06

Puerto Rico native is lawyer currently serving on General Assembly PJC

January 17, 2018

Office of the General Assembly Communications

Jerry Van Marter

LOUISVILLE

Flor N. Vélez-Díaz, a lifelong Presbyterian and Mayagüez, Puerto Rico, native, has been appointed manager of judicial process in the Office of the General Assembly (OGA). She begins her new work January 29.

Vélez-Díaz holds a B.S. in Industrial Microbiology (2003) and a law degree from InterAmerican University in Hato Rey, Puerto Rico (2006). She has, since being admitted to the bar in 2006, worked in private practice as well as for the Puerto Rico Senate and Department of Justice.

Minneapolis church opens new wing

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 10:33

January 17, 2018

Westminster Presbyterian Church opened its spacious new wing on Martin Luther King Jr. weekend, with more than 1,100 people celebrating the physical connection of their 121-year-old church to a new building full of sunlight and color.

Southern California communities devastated by recent mudslides

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 11:39

January 16, 2018

Residents of Montecito, Ventura and Santa Barbara are still reeling from the recent mudslides that have left residents dead, injured and homeless. Sticky sludge and mud can be seen up to the rooftops in homes along the pathway of destruction in Santa Barbara. Witnesses say the rocks, trees, boulders and houses came plowing through the communities in a matter of seconds.

Regarding ruling elders: a monthly series for spiritual leaders

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 11:17

Offering Prayer

January 16, 2018

Office of the General Assembly

Diana Nishita Cheifetz

<한국어> He prayed for us. Harry came over and prayed for us. It was a small, extraordinary act of kindness, for which I am still grateful today.  Not too many years ago, my husband and I were in the throes of uprooting from our apartment in San Francisco to a small rural town in the foothills of California because he had been called to a church as its transitional pastor. And it had all happened so quickly.

사역장로에 관하여: 영적 지도자를 위한 월간 시리즈

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 11:17

기도하기

January 16, 2018

Office of the General Assembly

Diana Nishita Cheifetz

그는 우리를 위해 기도했습니다. 해리가 와서 우리를 위해 기도하여 주었습니다. 그것은 작지만 특별하고 친절한 행동이었습니다. 저는 오늘 여전히 감사를 드립니다.

Montreat College Conference calls students ‘home’

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 06:00

January 16, 2018

With 'Home' as its theme, the 2018 Montreat College Conference concluded last week urging students and their ministry leaders to consider the many ways the word 'home' impacts their lives. “What makes a place home? What does it mean to leave home?

Two new books for the season of Lent

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 10:06

January 12, 2018

Two new resources for Lent are now available from Westminster John Knox Press. 'Holy Solitude: Lenten Reflections with Saints, Hermits, Prophets, and Rebels' by Heidi Haverkamp and 'The Journey to Jerusalem: A Story of Jesus' Last Days' by John Pritchard provide a fresh perspective for the season, allowing you to reflect and connect in a new way.

As Hollywood speaks out, will other wounded women go deeper in the shadows?

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 06:53

January 12, 2018

Bishop Mary Ann Swenson has a unique position in observing and advocating for women’s rights or, as she would quickly clarify, “the fair treatment of human beings” no matter what their gender.

Presbyterians Today Lenten Devotional: Jesus and the Prophets

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 11:00

January 11, 2018

The season of Lent is a time of prayer, fasting and contemplation of the power and promise of the paschal mystery. Perhaps there are no better models of how to live Lent than the prophets. Designed for congregational, family and individual use, the 2018 Presbyterians Today Lenten devotional is now available for ordering.

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